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Terry D. Snyder

July 14, 1936 ~ September 12, 2021 (age 85)


Terry D. Snyder, 85, passed away surrounded by his family on September 12, 2021. 

Terry was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on July 14, 1936 to Dr. John F. Snyder and Helen B. Snyder.

Terry graduated from Aspinwall High School in 1954 and from the United States Military Academy at West Point  with a degree in Military Engineering in 1958. At graduation, he was commissioned in the Air Force and assigned to the Strategic Air Command as a B-47 bomber pilot  with the 529th Bomb Squad, SAC in Plattsburg, NY and with the RAF Brize Norton in England.  While stationed in NY, Captain Terry Snyder met and married Carol Ann Kunst.

After his military service, Terry pursued a career in engineering and was employed as a Simulation System Engineer at Link. He was a Consulting Pilot on the Apollo Project, providing mission support for the Lunar Module, and became a Senior Simulation Engineer at (Northrop) Grumman. Terry later was the Senior Systems Analyst and the Computer Operations Director involved with the TFTR project of Princeton University’s Plasma Physics Laboratory. He retired in 1995.

Throughout his life, Terry enjoyed reading, high fidelity, woodworking, skiing, motorsport, flying, captaining his boat the “Quintessence,” and walking his Great Pyrenees “Charlie’.

Terry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol K. Snyder, his son Terry C. Snyder and daughters, Shannon Snyder (Klaus Ladstaetter) and Lisa Snyder (Lo Faber); his grandchildren, Shanti Nelson Snyder, Millicent Cady Faber and Eberhard Lothar Faber VI;  his sister Judy (George) Pekich, nephew Tim, niece Susan; and cousins Gary (Rose) Hess, Valerie Haus, and Bill Haus.

Terry will be interred at West Point Cemetery, where a private memorial will be held at a later date.  

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